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Old 16th May 2014
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Default FreeBSD equivalent to OpenBSD mk.conf FETCH_PACKAGES=Yes

I'm trying to save time when building applications from the FreeBSD ports tree. OpenBSD has a ports tree setting...


...that will download the pre-compiled pkgs for any dependencies that it can, saving enormous amounts of time since it doesn't have to compile every single one required to build the port.

Does any know if FreeBSD offers this capability as well?
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I do use portupgrade for ports management and there is an option --use-packages which does exactly what do you require. Note it can be overridden with USE_PORTS_ONLY from /etc/pkgtools.conf.

See man page for details.

Take care.
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You may wish to make a symlink from where the new packages are stored to the traditional portupgrade package location... I recall posting it in a thread there; search 'symlink' maybe... until portupgrade is upgraded to be smarter. Or some equivalent adjustment.
FreeBSD v9... pkg2ng somewhat working...
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fetch, pkgng, ports

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